The Cooper Companies, Inc.
COOPER COMPANIES INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 09/06/2013 16:02:59)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For Quarterly Period Ended July 31, 2013
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Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from              to             
Commission File Number 1-8597
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The Cooper Companies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
94-2657368
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
6140 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 590, Pleasanton, CA 94588
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (925) 460-3600
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   ý     No   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   ý     No   ¨
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Accelerated filer
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Non-accelerated filer
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Smaller reporting company
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.):    Yes ¨       No   ý
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Common Stock, $.10 par value
 
48,947,845 Shares
Class
 
Outstanding at July 31, 2013




 
 
 

INDEX
 
 
 
Page No.
PART I.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
PART II.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Income
Periods Ended July 31,
(In thousands, except for earnings per share)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
   
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Net sales
$
411,993

 
$
378,186

 
$
1,175,873

 
$
1,048,835

Cost of sales
143,719

 
138,089

 
412,923

 
377,589

Gross profit
268,274

 
240,097

 
762,950

 
671,246

Selling, general and administrative expense
152,141

 
143,830

 
453,487

 
412,540

Research and development expense
14,865

 
13,156

 
43,008

 
37,611

Amortization of intangibles
7,660

 
5,861

 
22,553

 
16,677

Operating income
93,608

 
77,250

 
243,902

 
204,418

Interest expense
2,258

 
2,315

 
7,268

 
9,049

Gain on insurance proceeds

 

 
14,084

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 
1,404

 

 
1,404

Other (expense) income, net
(86
)
 
(2,144
)
 
461

 
(1,152
)
Income before income taxes
91,264

 
71,387

 
251,179

 
192,813

Provision for income taxes
2,072

 
4,433

 
11,585

 
16,315

Net income
$
89,192

 
$
66,954

 
$
239,594

 
$
176,498

Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interests
241

 
79

 
840

 
79

Net income attributable to Cooper stockholders
$
88,951

 
$
66,875

 
$
238,754

 
$
176,419

Earnings per share attributable to Cooper stockholders - basic
$
1.82

 
$
1.39

 
$
4.91

 
$
3.69

Earnings per share attributable to Cooper stockholders - diluted
$
1.79

 
$
1.36

 
$
4.81

 
$
3.60

Number of shares used to compute earnings per share:

 

 
 
 
 
Basic
48,791

 
48,110

 
48,588

 
47,832

Diluted
49,754

 
49,302

 
49,623

 
49,069

See accompanying notes.

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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Periods Ended July 31,
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
  
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Net income
$
89,192

 
$
66,954

 
$
239,594

 
$
176,498

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment
(12,697
)
 
(17,501
)
 
(26,108
)
 
(20,814
)
Change in value of derivative instruments, net of tax provision (benefit) of $260 and $647 for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2013, respectively, and $(35) and $147 for the corresponding period of fiscal 2012, respectively
406

 
(53
)
 
1,013

 
231

Change in minimum pension liability, net of tax
7

 
7

 
22

 
22

Unrealized (loss) gain on marketable securities, net of tax (benefit) provision of $(3) and $22 for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2013, respectively, and $(9) and $20 for the corresponding period of fiscal 2012, respectively
(5
)
 
(16
)
 
41

 
40

Reclassification of realized gain on marketable securities to net income, net of tax of $51
(95
)
 

 
(95
)
 

Other comprehensive loss
(12,384
)
 
(17,563
)
 
(25,127
)
 
(20,521
)
Comprehensive income
76,808

 
49,391

 
214,467

 
155,977

Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
114

 

 
740

 

Comprehensive income attributable to Cooper stockholders
$
76,922

 
$
49,391

 
$
215,207

 
$
155,977

See accompanying notes.

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THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(In thousands, unaudited)
 
July 31, 2013
 
October 31, 2012
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
25,482

 
$
12,840

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,116 at July 31, 2013 and $4,374 at October 31, 2012
247,296

 
234,297

Inventories
339,908

 
320,199

Deferred tax assets
40,008

 
39,417

Prepaid expense and other current assets
53,313

 
51,107

Total current assets
706,007

 
657,860

Property, plant and equipment, at cost
1,127,861

 
1,060,086

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
473,761

 
419,831

 
654,100

 
640,255

Goodwill
1,378,679

 
1,370,247

Other intangibles, net
203,398

 
214,783

Deferred tax assets
17,021

 
14,434

Other assets
47,703

 
43,805

 
$
3,006,908

 
$
2,941,384

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Short-term debt
$
28,338

 
$
25,284

Accounts payable
76,571

 
85,056

Employee compensation and benefits
55,831

 
59,441

Accrued income taxes
10

 
3,640

Other current liabilities
88,536

 
89,131

Total current liabilities
249,286

 
262,552

Long-term debt
215,291

 
348,422

Deferred tax liabilities
23,298

 
30,971

Accrued pension liability and other
81,391

 
86,281

Total liabilities
569,266

 
728,226

Commitments and contingencies (see Note 12)

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

Preferred stock, 10 cents par value, shares authorized: 1,000; zero shares issued or outstanding

 

Common stock, 10 cents par value, shares authorized: 120,000; issued 50,327 at July 31, 2013 and 49,447 at October 31, 2012
5,033

 
4,945

Additional paid-in capital
1,315,367

 
1,265,202

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(56,387
)
 
(31,261
)
Retained earnings
1,254,455

 
1,018,618

Treasury stock at cost: 1,379 shares at July 31, 2013 and 1,007 shares at October 31, 2012
(102,946
)
 
(64,753
)
Total Cooper stockholders' equity
2,415,522

 
2,192,751

Noncontrolling interests
22,120

 
20,407

Stockholders’ equity
2,437,642

 
2,213,158

 
$
3,006,908

 
$
2,941,384

See accompanying notes.

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Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
Nine Months Ended July 31,
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
2013
 
2012
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
239,594

 
$
176,498

Depreciation and amortization
93,586

 
80,395

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 
1,404

Decrease in operating capital
(80,902
)
 
(81,700
)
Other non-cash items
13,306

 
23,707

Net cash provided by operating activities
265,584

 
200,304

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
(106,062
)
 
(67,141
)
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired, and other
(9,235
)
 
(144,969
)
Insurance proceeds received
1,254

 
6,624

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities
238

 

Net cash used in investing activities
(113,805
)
 
(205,486
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from long-term debt
975,000

 
1,152,575

Repayments of long-term debt
(1,108,034
)
 
(1,038,427
)
Net proceeds from (repayments of) short-term debt
8,380

 
(63,057
)
Repurchase of common stock
(44,363
)
 
(71,150
)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock for employee stock plans
19,094

 
27,160

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation awards
15,700

 
10,760

Purchase of Origio shares from noncontrolling interests
(2,641
)
 

Dividends on common stock
(1,449
)
 
(1,421
)
Debt acquisition costs

 
(1,317
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests
(1,007
)
 

Payment of contingent consideration
(3,600
)
 
(1,314
)
Proceeds from construction allowance
4,781

 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(138,139
)
 
13,809

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(998
)
 
(1,070
)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
12,642

 
7,557

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period
12,840

 
5,175

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period
$
25,482

 
$
12,732

See accompanying notes.

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Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



Note 1. General
The Cooper Companies, Inc. (Cooper, we or the Company) is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company TM with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through our business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical.
CooperVision develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of soft contact lenses for the worldwide vision correction market.
CooperSurgical develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and procedure solutions to improve healthcare delivery to women.
The unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements presented in this report contain all adjustments necessary to present fairly Cooper’s consolidated condensed financial position at July 31, 2013 and October 31, 2012 , the consolidated results of its operations for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2013 and 2012 and its consolidated condensed cash flows for the nine months ended July 31, 2013 and 2012 . Most of these adjustments are normal and recurring. However, certain adjustments associated with acquisitions and insurance proceeds are of a nonrecurring nature. Readers should not assume that the results reported here either indicate or guarantee future performance.
During interim periods, we follow the accounting policies described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012 . Please refer to this when reviewing this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
On October 28, 2011, a manufacturing building in the UK experienced an incident in which a pipe broke in our fire suppression system, causing water and fire retardant foam damage to the facility. While this incident did not impact our existing customers, the repairs to the facility and resultant decrease in manufacturing capacity impacted the timing of marketing initiatives to generate additional sales. In January 2013, we resolved our business interruption claim with our insurer for a total of $19.1 million. We received a payment of $5.0 million in our fiscal fourth quarter of 2012. In our fiscal first quarter of 2013, we recorded the remaining $14.1 million in our Consolidated Statement of Income of which we received payment of $2.9 million during the fiscal first quarter and payment of the remaining $11.2 million in the fiscal second quarter.
Management estimates and judgments are an integral part of financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). We believe that the critical accounting policies listed below address the more significant estimates required of Management when preparing our consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP. We consider an accounting estimate critical if changes in the estimate may have a material impact on our financial condition or results of operations. We believe that the accounting estimates employed are appropriate and resulting balances are reasonable; however, actual results could differ from the original estimates, requiring adjustment to these balances in future periods. The accounting policies that reflect our more significant estimates, judgments and assumptions and which we believe are the most critical to aid in fully understanding and evaluating our reported financial results are:
Revenue recognition
Net realizable value of inventory
Valuation of goodwill
Business combinations
Income taxes
Share-based compensation
During the fiscal first nine months of 2013 , there were no significant changes in our estimates and critical accounting policies. Please refer to Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of

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Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)


Operations in Part II, Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012 , for a more complete discussion of our estimates and critical accounting policies.
New Accounting Pronouncement

In fiscal 2013, the Company adopted the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income. ASU 2011-05 requires entities to present net income and other comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement or in two separate but consecutive statements of net income and other comprehensive income. The Company has elected to present net income and other comprehensive income on two separate but consecutive statements. The adoption of ASU 2011-05 did not have an impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations, financial condition or cash flows.

In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-02, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. ASU 2013-02 requires entities to present, either on the face of the statement where net income is presented or as a separate disclosure in the notes, the effect on the respective line items of net income for items required to be reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income to net income in its entirety in the same reporting period. For other amounts that are not required to be reclassified in its entirety to net income in the same reporting period, an entity is required to cross-reference to other required disclosures that provide additional details about those amounts. The Company does not anticipate that the adoption of this amendment, which is effective for the Company for the fiscal year beginning on November 1, 2013, will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

Note 2. Acquisitions
Origio Acquisition
On July 11, 2012, the acquisition date, we completed a voluntary tender offer for the outstanding shares of Origio a/s at a purchase price of NOK 28 per share in cash and acquired 97% of the outstanding shares. As a result, the fair value of the consideration transferred for Origio was approximately $147.4 million in cash, $143.6 million net of cash acquired.
Origio, based in Malov, Denmark, is a leading global in-vitro fertilization (IVF) medical device company that develops, manufactures and distributes highly specialized products that target IVF treatment with a goal to make fertility treatment safer, more efficient and convenient.

The acquisition was accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting, and the related assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded at fair value. During the fiscal second quarter of 2013, we received the remaining information necessary to complete the fair value measurements of assets acquired and liabilities assumed for fixed assets, income taxes and commitments and contingencies resulting in a net increase to goodwill of $12.4 million . While we closed the acquisition of shares on July 11, 2012, we accounted for the acquisition as of July 1, 2012, and have included the operating results of Origio in our CooperSurgical business segment from that date. The impact of Origio's results of operations for the period July 1, 2012 through July 10, 2012 on our CooperSurgical business segment results of operations was de minimis. Similarly, we have determined that any difference in the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed with respect to Origio between July 1, 2012 and July 11, 2012 was de minimis.
We allocated the fair value of the purchase price as follows: $8.5 million for working capital, including $3.8 million of cash, $22.4 million for property, plant and equipment, $1.9 million for net other liabilities, $25.6 million for net deferred tax liabilities, $22.1 million for noncontrolling interests and $45.4 million of debt. We repaid substantially all of the acquired debt concurrent with the acquisition with available funds. Additionally, the allocation of the purchase price includes amortizable intangible assets of $107.7 million and goodwill of $103.7 million . The intangible assets include $82.1 million for customer relationships (shelf space and market share) with an estimated useful life of 15 years ; $17.4 million for technology with an estimated useful life of 10 years ; and $8.2 million for

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Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)


trade names with estimated useful lives of 17 years . We incurred $4.9 million of acquisition costs that were expensed in operations in fiscal 2012.
Goodwill is calculated as the excess of the consideration transferred over the net assets recognized and represents the future economic benefits arising from the other assets acquired that could not be individually identified and separately recognized. The goodwill recorded as part of the acquisition of Origio, of which $13.1 million is deductible for tax purposes, is ascribed to our CooperSurgical business segment and is not amortized. This goodwill includes the following:
The expected synergies and other benefits that we believed will result from combining the operations of Origio with the operations of CooperSurgical;
Any intangible assets that did not qualify for separate recognition, as well as future, yet unidentified projects and products; and
The value of the going-concern element of Origio's existing businesses (the higher rate of return on the assembled collection of net assets versus if CooperSurgical had acquired all of the net assets separately).
Management assigned fair values to the identifiable intangible assets through a combination of the discounted cash flow, multi-period excess earnings and relief from royalty methods. The valuation models were based on estimates of future operating projections of the acquired business and rights to sell products as well as judgments on the discount rates used and other variables. We determined the forecasts based on a number of factors including our best estimate of near-term net sales expectations and long-term projections, which include review of internal and independent market analyses. The discount rate used was representative of the weighted average cost of capital.
The pro forma results of operations have not been presented because the effects of the business combination described above were not material to our consolidated results of operations.

Note 3. Inventories
(In thousands)
July 31, 2013
 
October 31, 2012
Raw materials
$
80,253

 
$
75,500

Work-in-process
13,322

 
10,142

Finished goods
246,333

 
234,557

 
$
339,908

 
$
320,199

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market. Cost is computed using standard cost that approximates actual cost, on a first-in, first-out basis.

Note 4. Intangible Assets
Goodwill
(In thousands)
CooperVision
 
CooperSurgical
 
Total
Balance as of October 31, 2011
$
1,046,587

 
$
229,980

 
$
1,276,567

Net additions during the year ended October 31, 2012
260

 
95,348

 
95,608

Translation
(2,793
)
 
865

 
(1,928
)
Balance as of October 31, 2012
1,044,054

 
326,193

 
1,370,247

Net additions during the nine-month period ended July 31, 2013
2,961

 
10,992

 
13,953

Translation
(6,060
)
 
539

 
(5,521
)
Balance as of July 31, 2013
$
1,040,955

 
$
337,724

 
$
1,378,679


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Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



We performed our annual impairment assessment in our fiscal third quarter of 2013, and our analysis indicated that we had no impairment of goodwill. We performed our annual impairment assessment in our fiscal third quarter of 2012, and our analysis indicated that we had no impairment of goodwill. We evaluate goodwill for impairment annually during the fiscal third quarter and when an event occurs or circumstances change such that it is reasonably possible that impairment may exist. We account for goodwill and evaluate our goodwill balances and test them for impairment in accordance with related accounting standards.

In fiscal 2013 and 2012, we performed a qualitative assessment to test each reporting unit's goodwill for impairment. Qualitative factors considered in this assessment include industry and market considerations, overall financial performance and other relevant events and factors affecting each reporting unit. Based on our qualitative assessment, if we determine that the fair value of a reporting unit is more likely than not to be less than its carrying amount, the two step impairment test will be performed. Initially, we compare the book value of net assets to the fair value of each reporting unit that has goodwill assigned to it. If the fair value is determined to be less than the book value, a second step is performed to compute the amount of the impairment. A reporting unit is the level of reporting at which goodwill is tested for impairment. Our reporting units are the same as our business segments - CooperVision and CooperSurgical - reflecting the way that we manage our business.

Goodwill impairment analysis and measurement is a process that requires significant judgment. If our common stock price trades below book value per share, there are changes in market conditions or a future downturn in our business, or a future annual goodwill impairment test indicates an impairment of our goodwill, the Company may have to recognize a non-cash impairment of its goodwill that could be material and could adversely affect our results of operations in the period recognized and also adversely affect our total assets, stockholders' equity and financial condition.
Other Intangible Assets
 
As of July 31, 2013
 
As of October 31, 2012
(In thousands)
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
& Translation
 
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
& Translation
Trademarks
$
12,354

 
$
2,165

 
$
11,254

 
$
1,632

Technology
132,815

 
81,304

 
128,398

 
72,397

Shelf space and market share
198,410

 
71,546

 
192,566

 
59,269

License and distribution rights and other
23,782

 
8,948

 
23,782

 
7,919

 
367,361

 
$
163,963

 
356,000

 
$
141,217

Less accumulated amortization and translation
163,963

 
 
 
141,217

 
 
Other intangible assets, net
$
203,398

 
 
 
$
214,783

 
 
We estimate that amortization expense for our existing other intangible assets, including the intangible assets acquired from Origio, will be $30.2 million in fiscal 2013, $27.9 million in fiscal 2014, $21.5 million in fiscal 2015, $19.8 million in fiscal 2016 and $19.4 million in fiscal 2017.



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Note 5. Debt
(In thousands)
July 31, 2013
 
October 31, 2012
Short-term:
 
 
 
Overdraft and other credit facilities
$
28,338

 
$
25,284

 
 
 
 
Long-term:
 
 
 
Credit agreement
$
213,600

 
$
346,100

Other
1,691

 
2,322

 
$
215,291

 
$
348,422

Credit Agreement: On May 31, 2012, Cooper entered into an amendment (Amendment) to our Credit Agreement, dated as of January 12, 2011 , by and among the Company, CooperVision International Holding Company, LP, the lenders party thereto and KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent. The amended Credit Agreement provides for a multicurrency revolving credit facility in an aggregate commitment amount of $1.0 billion , which may be increased, upon written request by Cooper, by $500.0 million . The amended termination date of the Credit Agreement is May 31, 2017 .
The Amendment also amended the commitment fee rate to a range between 0.100% and 0.275% of the unused portion of the revolving facility based on a pricing grid tied to our Total Leverage Ratio (as defined below and in the Credit Agreement) and amended the applicable margin rates such that the loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement will bear interest based, at our option, on either the base rate or the adjusted Eurodollar rate or adjusted foreign currency rate (each as defined in the Credit Agreement), plus an applicable margin of between 0.00% and 0.75% in respect of base rate loans and between 1.00% and 1.75% in respect of adjusted Eurodollar rate or adjusted foreign currency rate loans, in each case in accordance with a pricing grid tied to our Total Leverage Ratio. In addition to the annual commitment fee, we are also required to pay certain letter of credit and related fronting fees and other administrative fees pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement.
The Credit Agreement is not secured by any of Cooper's, or any of its subsidiaries’, assets. All obligations under the Credit Agreement will be guaranteed by each of our existing and future direct and indirect material domestic subsidiaries.
Pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, we are also required to maintain specified financial ratios:
The ratio of Consolidated Proforma EBITDA to Consolidated Interest Expense (as defined, Interest Coverage Ratio) be at least 3.00 to 1.00 at all times.
The ratio of Consolidated Funded Indebtedness to Consolidated Proforma EBITDA (as defined, Total Leverage Ratio) be no higher than 3.75 to 1.00.
At July 31, 2013 , we were in compliance with the Interest Coverage Ratio at 49.74 to 1.00 and the Total Leverage Ratio at 0.49 to 1.00.
At July 31, 2013 , we had $786.2 million available under the Credit Agreement.
In our fiscal third quarter of 2012, we recorded a $1.4 million loss for debt issuance costs as a result of amending the Credit Agreement. The remaining $6.0 million of existing debt issuance costs and the approximately $1.3 million of costs incurred to amend the Credit Agreement are carried in other assets and amortized to interest expense over the life of the Credit Agreement.



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Note 6. Income Taxes
Cooper’s effective tax rate (ETR) (provision for income taxes divided by pretax income) for the fiscal first nine months of 2013 was 4.6% . Our year-to-date results include the projected fiscal year ETR, plus any discrete items. The ETR used to record the provision for income taxes for the fiscal first nine months of 2012 was 8.5% . The ETR is below the United States statutory rate as a majority of our taxable income is earned in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates.
We recognize the benefit from a tax position only if it is more likely than not that the position would be sustained upon audit based solely on the technical merits of the tax position. As of November 1, 2012, Cooper had total gross unrecognized tax benefits of $28.1 million . If recognized, $29.5 million of unrecognized tax benefits would impact our ETR. For the nine -month period ended July 31, 2013 , there were no material changes to the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits.
Interest and penalties of $2.6 million have been reflected as a component of the total liability as of November 1, 2012. It is the Company’s policy to recognize the items of interest and penalties directly related to income taxes as additional income tax expense.
Included in the balance of unrecognized tax benefits at November 1, 2012, is $5.0 million related to tax positions for which it is reasonably possible that the total amounts could significantly change during the next twelve months. This amount represents a decrease in unrecognized tax benefits related to expiring statutes in various jurisdictions worldwide and relates primarily to transfer pricing matters.
As of July 31, 2013 , the tax years for which Cooper remains subject to United States Federal income tax assessment upon examination are 2009 through 2012. Cooper remains subject to income tax examinations in other major tax jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, France and Australia for the tax years 2008 through 2012.

Note 7. Earnings Per Share

Periods Ended July 31,
Three Months
 
Nine Months
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Net income attributable to Cooper stockholders
$
88,951

 
$
66,875

 
$
238,754

 
$
176,419

Basic:

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares
48,791

 
48,110

 
48,588

 
47,832

Basic earnings per common share attributable to Cooper stockholders
$
1.82

 
$
1.39

 
$
4.91

 
$
3.69

Diluted:

 

 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares
48,791

 
48,110

 
48,588

 
47,832

Effect of potential dilutive common shares
963

 
1,192

 
1,035

 
1,237

Diluted weighted average common shares
49,754

 
49,302

 
49,623

 
49,069

Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Cooper stockholders
$
1.79

 
$
1.36

 
$
4.81

 
$
3.60


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The following table sets forth stock options to purchase Cooper’s common stock that were not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation because their effect would have been antidilutive for the periods presented:
Periods Ended July 31,
Three Months
 
Nine Months
(In thousands, except exercise prices)
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Numbers of stock option shares excluded

 
1

 

 
12

Range of exercise prices
$

 
$
87.22

 
$

 
$76.70-$87.22


Note 8. Share-Based Compensation Plans
Cooper has several share-based compensation plans that are described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012 . The compensation expense and related income tax benefit recognized in our consolidated financial statements for share-based awards were as follows:
Periods Ended July 31,
Three Months
 
Nine Months
(In millions)
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Selling, general and administrative expense
$
5.5

 
$
4.1

 
$
19.6

 
$
14.8

Cost of sales
0.5

 
0.3

 
1.5

 
1.0

Research and development expense
0.3

 
0.2

 
0.9

 
0.8

Capitalized in inventory
0.5

 
0.3

 
1.5

 
1.0

Total share-based compensation expense
$
6.8

 
$
4.9

 
$
23.5

 
$
17.6

Related income tax benefit
$
1.9

 
$
1.5

 
$
6.9

 
$
5.5


Note 9. Stockholders’ Equity
Share Repurchases
On December 15, 2011, we announced that the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the 2012 Share Repurchase Program to repurchase up to $150.0 million of the Company’s common stock. This program was amended in December 2012 to increase the total authorization to $300.0 million and to change the expiration date to indefinite. This plan may be discontinued at any time. Purchases under the 2012 Share Repurchase Program are subject to a review of the circumstances in place at the time and will be made from time to time as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements. Approximately $184.5 million remains authorized for repurchase under the program. The Company did not repurchase shares during the three-month periods ended July 31, 2013, April 30, 2013, April 30, 2012 and October 31, 2012. For the three months ended January 31, 2013 , the Company repurchased 460 thousand shares of the Company’s common stock for $44.4 million at an average purchase price of $96.34 per share. During the three months ended July 31, 2012 , the Company repurchased 321 thousand shares of the Company's common stock for $25.0 million , at an average purchase price of $77.89 per share. During the three months ended January 31, 2012, the Company repurchased 663 thousand shares for $46.1 million , at an average purchase price of $69.60 per share.
Dividends
We paid a semiannual dividend of approximately $1.4 million or 3 cents per share on February 7, 2013, to stockholders of record on January 25, 2013 . We paid another semiannual dividend of approximately $1.5 million or 3 cents per share on August 6, 2013, to stockholders of record on July 24, 2013 .



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Note 10. Fair Value Measurements
As of July 31, 2013 and October 31, 2012 , the carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current assets, lines of credit, accounts payable and other current liabilities approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of such instruments and the ability to obtain financing on similar terms.
Assets and liabilities are measured and reported at fair value per related accounting standards that define fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The fair value hierarchy prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. An asset’s or liability’s level is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Assets and liabilities carried at fair value are valued and disclosed in one of the following three levels of the valuation hierarchy:
Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2: Observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs reflecting the reporting entity’s own assumptions.
The Company has derivative assets and liabilities that include interest rate swaps, cross currency swaps and foreign currency forward contracts. The impact of the counterparty’s creditworthiness when in an asset position and Cooper’s creditworthiness when in a liability position has also been factored into the fair value measurement of the derivative instruments. Both the counterparty and Cooper are expected to continue to perform under the contractual terms of the instruments.
We may use interest rate swaps to maintain our desired mix of fixed-rate and variable-rate debt. The swaps exchange fixed and variable rate payments without exchanging the notional principal amount of the debt. We have elected to use the income approach to value the derivatives using observable Level 2 market expectations at the measurement date and standard valuation techniques to convert future amounts to a single present amount assuming that participants are motivated but not compelled to transact. Level 2 inputs are limited to quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, specifically Eurodollar futures contracts up to three years, and inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability - specifically LIBOR cash and swap rates and credit risk at commonly quoted intervals. Mid-market pricing is used as a practical expedient for fair value measurements.
We may use foreign exchange forward contracts to minimize, to the extent reasonable and practical, our exposure to the impact of foreign currency fluctuations. We have elected to use the income approach to value the derivatives using observable Level 2 market expectations at the measurement date and standard valuation techniques to convert future amounts to a single present amount assuming that participants are motivated but not compelled to transact. Level 2 inputs for the valuations are limited to quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability - specifically LIBOR cash rates, credit risk at commonly quoted intervals, foreign exchange spot rates and forward points. Mid-market pricing is used as a practical expedient for fair value measurements.
The following table sets forth Cooper’s financial assets and liabilities that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis using Level 2 inputs during the fiscal first nine months of 2013 , within the fair value hierarchy at July 31, 2013 , and fiscal year 2012 , within the fair value hierarchy at October 31, 2012 :
(In millions)
July 31, 2013
 
October 31, 2012
Assets:
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
$
0.1

 
$
0.2

Liabilities:

 

Interest rate swaps
$
2.2

 
$
3.9

Foreign exchange contracts
1.3

 
0.2

 
$
3.5

 
$
4.1


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We recorded contingent consideration representing the estimated fair value of the additional variable cash consideration payable related to an acquisition in our fiscal first quarter of 2013. We recorded the fair value of the acquisition-related contingent consideration as liabilities on the acquisition date using the discounted cash flow approach. Cooper uses unobservable Level 3 inputs including a forecast of new customer accounts and discount rates to fair value the liabilities. Significant increases or decreases in these unobservable inputs in isolation would result in a significantly lower or higher fair value measurement. At July 31, 2013 , the fair value of the contingent consideration payable totaled $2.6 million.

Note 11. Employee Benefits
Cooper’s Retirement Income Plan (Plan), a defined benefit plan, covers substantially all full-time United States employees. Cooper’s contributions are designed to fund normal cost on a current basis and to fund the estimated prior service cost of benefit improvements. The unit credit actuarial cost method is used to determine the annual cost. Cooper pays the entire cost of the Plan and funds such costs as they accrue. Virtually all of the assets of the Plan are comprised of equities and participation in equity and fixed income funds.
Cooper’s results of operations for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2013 and 2012 reflect the following components of net periodic pension costs:
Periods Ended July 31,
Three Months
 
Nine Months
(In thousands)
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Service cost
$
1,845

 
$
1,234

 
$
5,537

 
$
3,702

Interest cost
822

 
763

 
2,465

 
2,290

Expected returns on assets
(1,028
)
 
(856
)
 
(2,950
)
 
(2,568
)
Amortization of prior service cost
6

 
6

 
18

 
18

Amortization of transition obligation

 
5

 

 
15

Recognized net actuarial loss
547

 
282

 
1,640

 
845

Net periodic pension cost
$
2,192

 
$
1,434

 
$
6,710

 
$
4,302

Cooper contributed $1.1 million and $4.5 million to the pension plan for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2013, respectively, and expects to contribute an additional $1.7 million in fiscal 2013. We contributed $1.2 million and $3.4 million to the pension plan for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2012. The expected rate of return on plan assets for determining net periodic pension cost is 8% .

Note 12. Contingencies
Legal Proceedings
Securities Litigation
On November 28, 2011, Harold Greenberg filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 4:11-cv-05697-YGR, against the following defendants: the Company; Robert S. Weiss, its President, Chief Executive Officer and a director; Eugene J. Midlock, its former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Albert G. White, III, its Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. On December 12, 2011, a second individual, Ross Wallen, filed a related complaint against the same defendants in the Northern District of California, Case No. 4:11-cv-06214-YGR. The Wallen complaint largely repeats the allegations in the Greenberg complaint. Greenberg and Wallen each sought to represent a class of persons who purchased the Company's common stock between March 4, 2011 and November 15, 2011.

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On February 29, 2012, the court ordered the Greenberg and Wallen actions consolidated and appointed Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH as lead plaintiff. On May 4, 2012, the lead plaintiff filed a Consolidated Amended Complaint, which alleges that the Company, Robert S. Weiss and Eugene J. Midlock violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by, among other things, making misrepresentations with an intent to deceive investors concerning the safety of the Avaira ® Toric and Avaira Sphere contact lenses, which the Company recalled in 2011. On August 7, 2012, the Court heard argument on defendants' motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint. On January 7, 2013, the Court granted defendants' motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint, with leave to amend. On February 4, 2013, the lead plaintiff filed a Second Consolidated Amended Complaint, which again alleges that the Company, Robert S. Weiss and Eugene J. Midlock violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by, among other things, making misrepresentations with an intent to deceive investors concerning the 2011 recall of Avaira contact lenses. The Second Consolidated Amended Complaint seeks unspecified damages on behalf of a purported class of persons who purchased the Company's common stock between August 19, 2011 and November 15, 2011. On March 6, 2013, the defendants moved to dismiss the Second Consolidated Amended Complaint. On April 16, 2013 the Court heard argument on defendants' motion to dismiss the Second Consolidated Amended Complaint. On May 31, 2013, the Court granted defendants' motion to dismiss the Second Consolidated Amended Complaint without leave to amend and entered final judgment in favor of defendants. Plaintiff did not file a notice of appeal within the time prescribed by law.
Derivative Litigation
On January 9, 2012, Joseph Operman filed a purported shareholder derivative complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 4:12-cv-00143-YGR, against members of the Company's board of directors. The derivative complaint seeks recovery on behalf of the Company, which is named as a “nominal defendant.” The derivative complaint purports to allege causes of action for breach of fiduciary duties and failure to exercise oversight responsibilities against all defendants and a cause of action for contribution against Mr. Weiss for alleged violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. On May 18, 2012, Operman filed an amended derivative complaint. The amended derivative complaint largely repeats the allegations of misrepresentations in the securities class action complaints described above, and includes allegations of false projections of future financial results. On June 13, 2013, Operman voluntarily moved the Court to dismiss the derivative action without prejudice. On July 24, 2013, after the Company's shareholders were provided with notice of the voluntary motion for dismissal and an opportunity to object, and no objections were received, the Court entered a final order of dismissal in the derivative action.

Note 13. Business Segment Information
Operating segments are identified as components of an enterprise about which separate discrete financial information is available that is evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker, or decision making group. Cooper has two reportable segments - CooperVision and CooperSurgical. Cooper uses operating income, as presented in our financial reports, as the primary measure of segment profitability. We do not allocate costs from corporate functions to segment operating income. Items below operating income are not considered when measuring the profitability of a segment. We use the same accounting policies to generate segment results as we do for our consolidated results.
Identifiable assets are those used in continuing operations except cash and cash equivalents, which we include as corporate assets. Long-lived assets are property, plant and equipment.

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Segment information:
Periods Ended July 31,
Three Months
 
Nine Months
(In thousands)
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
CooperVision net sales by category:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toric lens
$
101,494

 
$
94,679

 
$
289,856

 
$
265,844

Multifocal lens
33,085

 
24,824

 
89,890

 
67,866

Single-use sphere lens
70,709

 
71,664

 
199,918

 
194,726

Non single-use sphere and other eye care products and other
125,232

 
123,069

 
361,583

 
342,740

Total CooperVision net sales
330,520

 
314,236

 
941,247

 
871,176

CooperSurgical net sales
81,473

 
63,950

 
234,626

 
177,659

Total net sales
$
411,993

 
$
378,186

 
$
1,175,873

 
$
1,048,835

Operating income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CooperVision
$
87,978

 
$
75,100

 
$
234,346

 
$
189,007

CooperSurgical
16,429

 
12,141

 
42,910

 
44,327

Headquarters
(10,799
)
 
(9,991
)
 
(33,354
)
 
(28,916
)
Total operating income
93,608

 
77,250

 
243,902

 
204,418

Interest expense
2,258

 
2,315

 
7,268

 
9,049

Gain on insurance proceeds

 

 
14,084

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 
1,404

 

 
1,404

Other (expense) income, net
(86
)
 
(2,144
)
 
461

 
(1,152
)
Income before income taxes
$
91,264

 
$
71,387

 
$
251,179

 
$
192,813

(In thousands)
July 31, 2013
 
October 31, 2012
Identifiable assets:
 
 
 
CooperVision
$
2,291,877

 
$
2,251,476

CooperSurgical
635,466

 
607,673

Headquarters
79,565

 
82,235

Total
$
3,006,908

 
$
2,941,384


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Geographic information:
Periods Ended July 31,
Three Months
 
Nine Months
(In thousands)
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Net sales to external customers by country of domicile:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
$
192,034

 
$
176,783

 
$
548,106

 
$
491,580

Europe
126,215

 
107,799

 
347,676

 
297,712

Rest of world
93,744

 
93,604

 
280,091

 
259,543

Total
$
411,993

 
$
378,186

 
$
1,175,873

 
$
1,048,835

(In thousands)
July 31, 2013
 
October 31, 2012
Long-lived assets by country of domicile:
 
 
 
United States
$
397,917

 
$
371,314

Europe
249,817

 
261,269

Rest of world
6,366

 
7,672

Total
$
654,100

 
$
640,255

 

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Note numbers refer to “Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements” in Item 1. Financial Statements.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements relating to plans, prospects, goals, strategies, future actions, events or performance and other statements which are other than statements of historical fact. In addition, all statements regarding anticipated growth in our revenue, anticipated effects of any product recalls, anticipated market conditions, planned product launches and expected results of operations and integration of any acquisition are forward-looking. To identify these statements look for words like “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” or “anticipates” and similar words or phrases. Forward-looking statements necessarily depend on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause our actual results and future actions to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements are:
Adverse changes in global or regional general business, political and economic conditions due to the current global economic downturn, including the impact of continuing uncertainty and instability of certain European Union countries which could adversely affect our global markets.
Foreign currency exchange rate and interest rate fluctuations including the risk of declines in the value of the yen and the euro that would decrease our revenues and earnings.
The impact of acquisitions or divestitures on revenues, earnings or margins.
Acquisition integration delays or costs or the requirement to record significant adjustments to the preliminary fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed within the measurement period.
A major disruption in the operations of our manufacturing, research and development or distribution facilities, due to technological problems, natural disasters or other causes.
Disruptions in supplies of raw materials, particularly components used to manufacture our silicone hydrogel lenses.
Legal costs, insurance expenses, settlement costs and the risk of an adverse decision or settlement related to product liability, patent protection or other litigation.
Changes in tax laws or their interpretation and changes in effective tax rates.
Limitations on sales following new product introductions due to poor market acceptance.
New competitors, product innovations or technologies.
The requirement to provide for a significant liability or to write off, or accelerate depreciation on, a significant asset, including goodwill.
Changes in U.S. and foreign government regulation of the retail optical industry and of the healthcare industry generally.
Failures to receive, or delays in receiving, U.S. or foreign regulatory approvals for products.
Failure to obtain adequate coverage and reimbursement from third party payors for our products.
Compliance costs and potential liability in connection with U.S. and foreign healthcare regulations, including product recalls, and potential losses resulting from sales of counterfeit and other infringing products.
The success of the Company’s research and development activities and other start-up projects.

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Dilution to earnings per share from acquisitions or issuing stock.
Changes in accounting principles or estimates.
Environmental risks.
Other events described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the “Business” and “Risk Factors” sections in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, as such Risk Factors may be updated in quarterly filings.
We caution investors that forward-looking statements reflect our analysis only on their stated date. We disclaim any intent to update them except as required by law.


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Results of Operations
In this section, we discuss the results of our operations for the fiscal third quarter of 2013 ended July 31, 2013 , and the nine months then ended and compare them with the same periods of fiscal 2012. We discuss our cash flows and current financial condition under “Capital Resources and Liquidity.”
Third Quarter Highlights
Net sales of $412.0 million, up 9% from $378.2 million.
Gross profit $268.3 million, up 12% from $240.1 million.
Operating income $93.6 million, up 21% from $77.3 million.
Diluted earnings per share of $1.79, up from $1.36 per share.
Cash provided by operations $103.1 million, up from $78.1 million.
Nine-Month Highlights
Net sales of $1,175.9 million, up 12% from $1,048.8 million.
Gross profit $763.0 million, up 14% from $671.2 million.
Operating income $243.9 million, up 19% from $204.4 million.
Diluted earnings per share of $4.81, up from $3.60 per share.
Cash provided by operations $265.6 million, up from $200.3 million.
Results in our fiscal first quarter include $14.1 million of insurance proceeds related to a business interruption claim and costs related to the acquisition of Origio of $0.6 million.
Outlook
Overall, we remain optimistic about the long-term prospects for the worldwide contact lens and women’s healthcare markets. However, events affecting the economy as a whole, including the uncertainty and instability of global markets driven by United States debt and uncertainty surrounding employment, credit concerns and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act together with the European debt crisis and related foreign currency volatility, particularly the yen and the euro, impact our current performance and continue to represent a risk to our performance for fiscal year 2013 and beyond.
We compete in the worldwide contact lens market with our spherical, toric and multifocal contact lenses offered in a variety of materials including using silicone hydrogel Aquaform ® technology and phosphorylcholine technology (PC Technology™). We believe that there will be lower contact lens wearer dropout rates as technology improves and enhances the wearing experience through a combination of improved designs and materials and the growth of preferred modalities such as single-use and monthly wearing options. CooperVision is focused on greater worldwide market penetration as we introduce new products and continue to expand our presence in existing and emerging markets, including through acquisitions.
Sales of contact lenses utilizing silicone hydrogel materials, a major product material in the industry, have grown significantly. Our ability to compete successfully with a full range of silicone hydrogel products is an important factor to achieving our projected future levels of sales growth and profitability. CooperVision markets monthly and two-week silicone hydrogel spherical and toric lens products under our Biofinity ® and Avaira ® brands and a multifocal lens under Biofinity.

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We believe that the global market for single-use contact lenses is expanding and will continue to grow. We recently launched MyDay TM , our single-use spherical silicone hydrogel lens, in select European markets, and in fiscal 2012 we launched Proclear ®  1 Day multifocal. We forecast increasing demand for our existing and future single-use products. To meet this anticipated demand, in fiscal 2013 and 2014, we plan to implement capital projects to invest in increased single-use manufacturing capacity. Competitive silicone hydrogel single-use lens products are gaining market share and represent a risk to our business.
In May 2013, CooperVision reached an agreement to sell Aime, its rigid gas permeable contact lens and solutions business in Japan, to Nippon Contact Lens Inc. The decision to divest Aime is consistent with CooperVision’s strategy to focus on its core soft contact lens business. Additionally, Aime has declining revenue and lower than average company margins. The business was obtained in 2010 as part of an acquisition which included obtaining the rights to sell Biofinity in Japan. The potential divestiture is subject to numerous conditions to closing, some of which require third-party action, and is expected to close during Cooper’s fiscal fourth quarter of 2013. Cooper expects the related charge to negatively impact its fiscal 2013 GAAP earnings per share by $0.25-$0.35. Post divestiture, Cooper expects the transaction to be neutral to earnings per share.
The medical device segment of the women's healthcare market is highly fragmented. CooperSurgical has steadily grown its market presence and distribution system by developing products and acquiring companies and products that complement its business model. We intend to continue to invest in CooperSurgical's business through acquisitions of companies and product lines. CooperSurgical product sales are categorized based on the point of healthcare delivery including products used in medical office and surgical procedures by obstetricians and gynecologists (ob/gyns) representing 66% of CooperSurgical's net sales. CooperSurgical's remaining sales represent products used in fertility clinics that now represent 34% of CooperSurgical's net sales up from 15% in the prior year period due to the July 2012 acquisition of Origio, a global in-vitro fertilization medical device company.
As part of the new health care reform law, a 2.3% excise tax on any entity that manufactures or imports medical devices offered for sale in the United States, with limited exceptions, became effective January 1, 2013. CooperVision's products are not subject to this new tax because contact lenses are excluded from the tax. However, United States sales of CooperSurgical's products are subject to this new tax which is primarily recorded in selling, general and administrative expense on the Statement of Income.
At July 31, 2013 , we had $786.2 million available under the amended Credit Agreement. We believe that our cash and cash equivalents, cash flow from operating activities and borrowing capacity under existing credit facilities will fund operations both in the next 12 months and in the longer term as well as current and long-term cash requirements for capital expenditures, acquisitions, share repurchases and cash dividends.
Selected Statistical Information – Percentage of Sales and Growth
 
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
 
 
Percentage of Sales
 
2013 vs 2012 % Change
 
Percentage of Sales
 
2013 vs 2012 % Change
Periods Ended July 31,
 
2013
 
2012
 
 
2013
 
2012
 
Net sales
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
9
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
12
%
Cost of sales
 
35
%
 
37
%
 
4
%
 
35
%
 
36
%
 
9
%
Gross profit
 
65
%
 
63
%
 
12
%
 
65
%
 
64
%
 
14
%
Selling, general and administrative expense
 
37
%
 
38
%
 
6
%
 
39
%
 
39
%
 
10
%
Research and development expense
 
3
%
 
3
%
 
13
%
 
4
%
 
4
%
 
14
%
Amortization of intangibles
 
2
%
 
2
%
 
31
%
 
2
%
 
2
%
 
35
%
Operating income
 
23
%
 
20
%
 
21
%
 
20
%
 
19
%
 
19
%

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Net Sales
Cooper’s two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical, generate all of its sales.
CooperVision develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of soft contact lenses for the worldwide vision correction market.
CooperSurgical develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and procedure solutions to improve healthcare delivery to women.
Our consolidated net sales grew by $33.8 million or 9% and $127.1 million or 12% in the three and nine months ended July 31, 2013, respectively:
Periods Ended July 31,
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
($ in millions)
2013
 
2012
 
% Change
 
2013
 
2012
 
% Change
CooperVision
 
$
330.5

 
$
314.2

 
5
%
 
$
941.2

 
$
871.2

 
8
%
CooperSurgical
 
81.5

 
64.0

 
27
%
 
234.7

 
177.6

 
32
%
 
 
$
412.0

 
$
378.2

 
9
%
 
$
1,175.9

 
$
1,048.8

 
12
%
CooperVision Net Sales
The contact lens market has two major product categories:
Spherical lenses including lenses that correct near- and farsightedness uncomplicated by more complex visual defects.
Toric and multifocal lenses including lenses that, in addition to correcting near- and farsightedness, address more complex visual defects such as astigmatism and presbyopia by adding optical properties of cylinder and axis, which correct for irregularities in the shape of the cornea.
In order to achieve comfortable and healthy contact lens wear, products are sold with recommended replacement schedules, often defined as modalities, with the primary modalities being single-use, two-week and monthly. CooperVision offers spherical, aspherical, toric, multifocal and toric multifocal lens products in most modalities.
Significantly, the market for spherical lenses is growing with value-added spherical lenses to alleviate dry eye symptoms as well as lenses with aspherical optical properties or higher oxygen permeable lenses such as silicone hydrogels. CooperVision’s silicone hydrogel Biofinity brand spherical, toric and multifocal contact lenses, Avaira brand spherical and toric products and the MyDay brand single-use product are manufactured using proprietary Aquaform technology to increase oxygen transmissibility for longer wear. We believe that these products are well positioned in our markets to compete with silicone hydrogel products offered by our major competitors.

CooperVision’s Proclear brand aspheric, toric and multifocal contact lenses, manufactured using PC Technology, help enhance tissue/device compatibility and offer improved lens comfort.

CooperVision net sales growth included increases in total sphere lenses up 2%, representing 56% of net sales and total toric lenses up 7%, representing 31% of net sales. Total multifocal lenses grew 33% to 10% of net sales up from 8% in the prior year period on increased sales of our Biofinity monthly and Proclear single-use multifocal products. Silicone hydrogel products grew 21% worldwide and represented 43% of net sales up from 38% in the prior year period. Proclear product sales grew 9% as compared to the prior year period and represented 26% of net sales up from 25% in the prior year period. Older conventional lens products declined 9% and represented 3% of net sales, the same as in the prior year period.

CooperVision competes in the worldwide soft contact lens market and services three primary regions: the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia Pacific.

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CooperVision Net Sales by Geography
Periods Ended July 31,
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
2012
 
% Change
 
2013
 
2012
 
% Change
Americas
 
$
143.0

 
$
131.3

 
9
 %
 
$
404.5

 
$
359.3

 
13
%
EMEA
 
118.4

 
106.5

 
11
 %
 
325.1

 
300.0

 
8
%
Asia Pacific
 
69.1

 
76.4

 
(9
)%
 
211.6

 
211.9

 
%
 
 
$
330.5

 
$
314.2

 
5
 %
 
$
941.2

 
$
871.2

 
8
%
CooperVision’s worldwide net sales grew 5% in the three-month period and grew 8% in the nine-month period. Americas net sales grew 9% and 13% in the three- and nine-month periods, respectively, primarily due to market gains of CooperVision’s silicone hydrogel contact lenses along with single-use sphere and multifocal products. EMEA net sales increased 11% and 8% in the three- and nine-month periods driven by sales of silicone hydrogel lenses and single-use sphere and multifocal products. Net sales to the Asia Pacific region decreased 9% in the three-month period and were flat in the nine-month period due to the negative impact of the weakening of the Japanese yen compared to the United States dollar.
CooperVision’s net sales growth was driven primarily by increases in the volume of lenses sold and introduction of new products, primarily silicone hydrogel lenses. While unit growth and product mix have influenced CooperVision’s sales growth, average realized prices by product have not materially influenced sales growth.
CooperSurgical Net Sales
CooperSurgical’s net sales increased 27% and 32% in the three- and nine-month periods as compared to the prior year periods with net sales excluding acquisitions up 4.5% and flat in the current year periods, respectively. Sales of products used in fertility clinics now represents 34% of net sales compared to 15% in the prior year period. Sales of products used in medical office and surgical procedures by ob/gyns were flat and declined 1% in the three- and nine-month periods and now represent 66% of CooperSurgical's net sales compared to 85% in the prior year period. CooperSurgical’s sales primarily comprise women’s healthcare products used in fertility procedures and by gynecologists and obstetricians in surgical procedures and in the medical office. The balance consists of sales of medical devices outside of women’s healthcare which CooperSurgical does not actively market. Unit growth and product mix, primarily sales of fertility products, along with increased average realized prices on disposable products influenced organic sales growth.
Cost of Sales/Gross Profit
Gross Profit Percentage of Net Sales
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
Periods Ended July 31,
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
CooperVision
 
65
%
 
63
%
 
65
%
 
63
%
CooperSurgical
 
64
%
 
67
%
 
64
%
 
67
%
Consolidated
 
65
%
 
63
%
 
65
%
 
64
%
The increase in CooperVision’s gross margin is largely attributable to the lower royalty payment on our silicone hydrogel products beginning on January 1, 2013, increased manufacturing efficiencies and product mix. Sales of higher margin Biofinity products increased as compared to the prior year period. Sales of our lower margin Avaira family of products also grew in the current year period as we continued the relaunch of these products that compete in the two-week modality market. Gross margin was unfavorably impacted by lower net sales on products sold in Japan due to the weakening of the Japanese yen as compared to the United States dollar in the current year periods.
The decrease in CooperSurgical’s gross margin is largely attributable to product mix and increased sales of lower margin fertility products due to the acquisition of Origio in July 2012. Sales of lower margin fertility products now represent 34% of net sales compared to 15% in the prior year period.

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Selling, General and Administrative Expense (SGA)
Three Months Ended July 31,
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
% Net
Sales
 
2012
 
% Net
Sales
 
%
Change
CooperVision
 
$
112.0

 
34
%
 
$
107.6

 
34
%
 
4
%
CooperSurgical
 
29.3

 
36
%
 
26.3

 
41
%
 
12
%
Headquarters
 
10.8

 
N/A

 
9.9

 
N/A

 
8
%
 
 
$
152.1

 
37
%
 
$
143.8

 
38
%
 
6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended July 31,
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
% Net
Sales
 
2012
 
% Net
Sales
 
%
Change
CooperVision
 
$
331.7

 
35
%
 
$
319.6

 
37
%
 
4
%
CooperSurgical
 
88.5

 
38
%
 
64.0

 
36
%
 
38
%
Headquarters
 
33.3

 
N/A

 
28.9

 
N/A

 
15
%
 
 
$
453.5

 
39
%
 
$
412.5

 
39
%
 
10
%
The 4% increase in CooperVision's SGA in absolute dollars in the fiscal 2013 periods as compared to the fiscal 2012 periods is primarily due to our investment in sales and marketing, including increased headcount, to reach new customers and support geographic expansion as well as to promote our silicone hydrogel products. The increase in SGA is partially offset by reduced legal costs in the current year period as compared to the prior year.
The increases of 12% and 38% in the three- and nine-month periods for CooperSurgical's SGA in absolute dollars and as a percentage of net sales in the nine-month period as compared to the prior year periods are primarily due to operating expenses related to Origio including approximately $0.6 million of acquisition costs in the year-to-date period. Along with the acquisition and integration activities related to Origio, CooperSurgical continues to invest in sales activities to promote our products, with emphasis on products used in surgical procedures, and to reach new customers. On January 1, 2013, the new medical device excise tax became effective on sales of CooperSurgical's products in the United States and added $0.7 million and $1.6 million to SGA expense in the three- and nine-months periods, respectively.
Corporate headquarters’ SGA increased in the fiscal 2013 periods in absolute dollars primarily due to share-based compensation costs, bonus accruals and consultant costs.
Research and Development Expense
Three Months Ended July 31,
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
% Net
Sales
 
2012
 
% Net
Sales
 
%
Change
CooperVision
 
$
11.9

 
4
%
 
$
10.7

 
3
%
 
12
%
CooperSurgical
 
3.0

 
4
%
 
2.5

 
4
%
 
18
%
 
 
$
14.9

 
3
%
 
$
13.2

 
3
%
 
13
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended July 31,
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
% Net
Sales
 
2012
 
% Net
Sales
 
%
Change
CooperVision
 
$
33.8

 
4
%
 
$
31.3

 
4
%
 
8
%
CooperSurgical
 
9.2

 
4
%
 
6.3

 
4
%
 
46
%
 
 
$
43.0

 
4
%
 
$
37.6

 
4
%
 
14
%
CooperVision's research and development expense increased in absolute dollars in the fiscal 2013 periods and as a percentage of net sales in the three-month period primarily due to investments in new technologies, clinical trials and increased headcount. CooperVision’s research and development activities include programs to develop new contact lens designs.

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CooperSurgical research and development expense increased in absolute dollars in both of the fiscal 2013 periods as compared to prior year periods primarily due to the addition of Origio's in-vitro fertilization product development and investments in the design and upgrade of surgical procedure devices.
Amortization Expense
Consolidated amortization expense increased 31% to $7.7 million in the three-month period and 35% to $22.6 million in the nine-month period as compared to the prior year periods primarily due to intangible assets from acquisitions including the acquisition of Origio in July 2012.
Operating Income
Three Months Ended July 31,
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
% Net
Sales
 
2012
 
% Net
Sales
 
%
Change
CooperVision
 
$
88.0

 
27
%
 
$
75.1

 
24
%
 
17
 %
CooperSurgical
 
16.4

 
20
%
 
12.1

 
19
%
 
35
 %
Headquarters
 
(10.8
)
 
N/A

 
(9.9
)
 
N/A

 
(8
)%
 
 
$
93.6

 
23
%
 
$
77.3

 
20
%
 
21
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended July 31,
($ in millions)
 
2013
 
% Net
Sales
 
2012
 
% Net
Sales
 
%
Change
CooperVision
 
$
234.3

 
25
%
 
$
189.0

 
22
%
 
24
 %
CooperSurgical
 
42.9

 
18
%
 
44.3

 
25
%
 
(3
)%
Headquarters
 
(33.3
)
 
N/A

 
(28.9
)
 
N/A

 
(15
)%
 
 
$
243.9

 
20
%
 
$
204.4

 
19
%
 
19
 %
The increase in consolidated operating income in the fiscal 2013 periods in absolute dollars and as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to the increases in gross profit of 12% in the three-month period and 14% in the nine-month period, partially offset by the increase in operating expenses of 7% and 11% in the same periods, respectively. The decrease in CooperSurgical's operating income in the current year nine-month period in absolute dollars and as a percentage of net sales was due to operating expenses related to the acquisition of Origio in July 2012. This decrease was primarily due to increases in amortization expense and research and development expense for in-vitro fertilization product development.
Interest Expense
Interest expense in the fiscal third quarter of 2013 was $2.3 million representing a 2% decrease from the prior year period. Interest expense for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was $7.3 million representing a decrease of 20% from the first nine months of fiscal 2012. These decreases were primarily driven by lower average debt and lower average interest rates in the current year periods.
Insurance Proceeds
On October 28, 2011, a manufacturing building in the UK experienced an incident in which a pipe broke in our fire suppression system, causing water and fire retardant foam damage to the facility. While this incident did not impact our existing customers, the repairs to the facility and resultant decrease in manufacturing capacity impacted the timing of marketing initiatives to generate additional sales. In January 2013, we resolved our business interruption claim with our insurer for a total of $19.1 million. We received a payment of $5.0 million in our fiscal fourth quarter of 2012. In our fiscal first quarter of 2013, we recorded the remaining $14.1 million of which we received payment of $2.9 million during the fiscal first quarter and payment of the remaining $11.2 million in the fiscal second quarter.

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Share Repurchase
In December 2011, we announced a $150.0 million share repurchase plan, and in December 2012 the total authorized repurchase amount was increased to $300.0 million, both authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the fiscal third quarter of 2013, and during the fiscal third quarter of 2012, we repurchased 321 thousand shares of our common stock for $25.0 million at an average purchase price of $77.89 per share. During the fiscal first quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased 460 thousand shares of our common stock for $44.4 million at an average purchase price of $96.34. As of July 31, 2013, the Company had remaining authorization to repurchase about $184.5 million of our common stock. See Note 9 for additional information.
Other (Expense) Income, Net
Periods Ended July 31,
($ in millions)
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Foreign exchange loss
 
$
(0.2
)
 
$
(2.1
)
 
$
(0.4
)
 
$
(2.0
)
Other, net
 
0.1

 

 
0.9

 
0.8

 
 
$
(0.1
)
 
$
(2.1
)
 
$
0.5

 
$
(1.2
)
Provision for Income Taxes
We recorded income tax expense of $11.6 million in the fiscal first nine months of 2013 compared to $16.3 million in the prior year period. Cooper’s effective tax rate (ETR) (provision for income taxes divided by pretax income) for the fiscal first nine months of 2013 was 4.6%. Our year-to-date results include the projected fiscal year ETR, plus any discrete items. The ETR used to record the provision for income taxes for the fiscal first nine months of 2012 was 8.5%.

The ETR is below the United States statutory rate as a majority of our taxable income is earned in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates reflecting the shift in the geographic mix of taxable income during recent periods as taxable income earned in foreign jurisdictions increased as compared to taxable income earned in the United States. As a result, the ratio of domestic taxable income to worldwide taxable income, primarily within CooperVision but augmented by CooperSurgical's July 2012 acquisition of Origio, has decreased over recent fiscal periods. A reduction in the ratio of domestic taxable income to worldwide taxable income effectively lowers the overall tax rate due to the fact that the tax rates in the majority of foreign jurisdictions where the Company operates are significantly lower than the statutory rate in the United States.

The impact on our provision for income taxes of income earned in foreign jurisdictions being taxed at rates different than the United States Federal statutory rate was a benefit of approximately $73.0 million and a foreign effective tax rate of approximately 1.1% in our fiscal first nine months of 2013 compared to $50.3 million and a foreign effective tax rate of approximately 4.0% in our fiscal first nine months of 2012. Please refer to Note 6 for additional information.

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Share-Based Compensation Plans
Cooper has several share-based compensation plans that are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. The compensation expense and related income tax benefit recognized in our consolidated financial statements for share-based awards were as follows:
Periods Ended July 31,
 
Three Months
 
Nine Months
(In millions)
 
2013
 
2012
 
2013
 
2012
Selling, general and administrative expense
 
$
5.5

 
$
4.1

 
$
19.6

 
$
14.8

Cost of sales
 
0.5

 
0.3

 
1.5

 
1.0

Research and development expense
 
0.3

 
0.2

 
0.9

 
0.8

Capitalized in inventory
 
0.5

 
0.3

 
1.5

 
1.0

Total share-based compensation expense
 
$
6.8

 
$
4.9

 
$
23.5

 
$
17.6

Related income tax benefit
 
$
1.9

 
$
1.5

 
$
6.9

 
$
5.5



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Capital Resources and Liquidity
Third Quarter Highlights
Operating cash flow $103.1 million vs. $78.1 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2012.
Expenditures for purchases of property, plant and equipment $38.6 million vs. $24.1 million in the prior year period.
Cash payments for acquisitions totaled $1.1 million vs. $144.3 million in the prior year period.
Nine-Month Highlights
Operating cash flow of $265.6 million vs. $200.3 million in the fiscal first nine months of 2012.
Expenditures for purchases of property, plant and equipment $106.1 million vs $67.1 million in the prior year period.
Cash payments for acquisitions totaled $9.2 million vs. $145.0 million in the prior year period.
Comparative Statistics
($ in millions)
 
July 31, 2013
 
October 31, 2012
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
25.5

 
$
12.8

Total assets
 
$
3,006.9

 
$
2,941.4

Working capital
 
$
456.7

 
$
395.3

Total debt
 
$
243.6

 
$
373.7

Stockholders’ equity
 
$
2,437.6

 
$
2,213.2

Ratio of debt to equity
 
0.10:1

 
0.17:1

Debt as a percentage of total capitalization
 
9
%
 
14
%
Operating cash flow - twelve months ended
 
$
380.4

 
$
315.1

Working Capital
The increase in working capital at July 31, 2013, was primarily due to increases in inventory, accounts receivable and cash and decreases in accounts payable and other accrued liabilities. This increase was partially offset by an increase in short-term debt.
The $19.7 million increase in inventory was primarily due to increased production of single-use silicone contact lenses and to support the relaunch of our Avaira family of contact lenses. At July 31, 2013, our inventory months on hand (MOH) increased to 7.1 from 6.6 at July 31, 2012, due to the increase in inventory and the reduction of the royalty payment, recognized in cost of sales, for CooperVision's silicone hydrogel contact lenses. The $13.0 million increase in trade accounts receivable was primarily due to timing of collections. Our days sales outstanding (DSO) increased to 53 days at July 31, 2013, from 52 days in the prior year period.
We have reviewed our needs in the United States for possible repatriation of undistributed earnings or cash of our foreign subsidiaries. Cooper presently intends to continue to indefinitely invest all earnings and cash outside of the United States of all foreign subsidiaries to fund foreign investments or meet foreign working capital and property, plant and equipment requirements.
Operating Cash Flow
Cash flow provided by operating activities in the fiscal first nine months of 2013 continued to be Cooper’s major source of liquidity, at $265.6 million compared to $200.3 million in the prior year period. Current period results include $239.6 million of net income and $95.4 million of non-cash items primarily related to depreciation and

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amortization, $22.1 million related to share-based compensation and $13.6 million related to currency translation. Results also include changes in operating assets and liabilities, which primarily reflect the increase in inventories of $18.4 million and increase in trade accounts receivable of $12.4 million. The $65.3 million increase in cash flow provided by operating activities in the fiscal first nine months of 2013 as compared to the same period of fiscal 2012 is primarily due to the fiscal 2013 increase in net income, including the $14.1 million for insurance proceeds received. Cash used for operating capital in the prior year period included the $10.0 million settlement payment related to the Rembrandt lawsuit.

For the nine months ended July 31, 2013, our primary source of cash flows provided by operating activities was cash collections from our customers for purchase of our products and the $14.1 million for insurance proceeds received. Our primary uses of cash flows from operating activities were for personnel and material costs along with cash payments of $5.1 million for interest.
For the nine months ended July 31, 2012, our primary source of cash flows provided by operating activities was cash collections from our customers for purchase of our products. Our primary uses of cash flows from operating activities were for personnel and material costs along with cash payments for interest and the $10.0 million single lump-sum payment, accrued in fiscal 2011, to settle the Rembrandt Vision Technologies, L.P. lawsuit under the agreement reached December 2, 2011.

Investing Cash Flow

Cash used in investing activities of $113.8 million in the fiscal first nine months of 2013 was for capital expenditures of $106.1 million, primarily to increase manufacturing capacity, and payments of $9.2 million related to acquisitions, partially offset by the $1.3 million insurance recovery related to facility repairs.
Cash used in investing activities of $205.5 million in the fiscal first nine months of 2012 was for capital expenditures of $67.1 million, primarily to increase manufacturing capacity, and payments of $145.0 million related to acquisitions, primarily the acquisition of Origio in our fiscal third quarter of 2012, partially offset by the $6.6 million insurance recovery related to facility repairs.


Financing Cash Flow

The changes in cash flows from financing activities primarily relate to borrowings and payments of debt as well as share repurchases and share-based compensation awards. Cash used in financing activities of $138.1 million in the fiscal first nine months of 2013 was driven by $124.7 million for net repayment of debt, $44.4 million in payments for share repurchases under our share repurchase plan, $3.6 million to purchase Origio shares and other distributions to noncontrolling interests, a $3.6 million payment for contingent consideration and $1.4 million for dividends. Cash used in financing activities was partially offset by $34.8 million from the exercise of share-based compensation awards and $4.8 million from a construction allowance.
Cash provided by financing activities of $13.8 million in the fiscal first nine months of 2012 was driven by $49.8 million from net borrowings of debt and $37.9 million from the exercise of share-based compensation awards partially offset by $71.2 million in payments for share repurchases, under our share repurchase plan, dividends paid on our common stock of $1.4 million and a $1.3 million payment for contingent consideration.

At July 31, 2013, we had $786.2 million available under the Credit Agreement, and we are in compliance with our financial covenants including the Interest Coverage Ratio at 49.74 to 1.00 and the Total Leverage Ratio at 0.49 to 1.00. As defined in the Credit Agreement, the Interest Coverage Ratio is the ratio of Consolidated Proforma EBITDA to Consolidated Interest Expense with the requirement to be at least 3.00 to 1.00 and the Total Leverage Ratio is the ratio of Consolidated Funded Indebtedness to Consolidated Proforma EBITDA with the requirement to remain below 3.75 to 1.00.

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Estimates and Critical Accounting Policies
Management estimates and judgments are an integral part of financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). We believe that the critical accounting policies listed below address the more significant estimates required of management when preparing our consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP. We consider an accounting estimate critical if changes in the estimate may have a material impact on our financial condition or results of operations. We believe that the accounting estimates employed are appropriate and resulting balances are reasonable; however, actual results could differ from the original estimates, requiring adjustment to these balances in future periods. The accounting policies that reflect our more significant estimates, judgments and assumptions and which we believe are the most critical to aid in fully understanding and evaluating our reported financial results are:
Revenue recognition
Net realizable value of inventory
Valuation of goodwill
Business combinations
Income taxes
Share-based compensation
During the fiscal first nine months of 2013, there were no significant changes in our estimates and critical accounting policies. Please refer to Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in Part II, Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, for a more complete discussion of our estimates and critical accounting policies.
We performed our annual impairment assessment of goodwill during the fiscal third quarter of 2013, and our analysis indicated that we had no impairment of goodwill. As described in Note 4. Intangible Assets in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, we will continue to monitor conditions and changes that could indicate that our recorded goodwill may be impaired.
New Accounting Pronouncement

In fiscal 2013, the Company adopted the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income. ASU 2011-05 requires entities to present net income and other comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement or in two separate but consecutive statements of net income and other comprehensive income. The Company has elected to present net income and other comprehensive income on two separate but consecutive statements. The adoption of ASU 2011-05 did not have an impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations, financial condition or cash flows.

In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-02, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. ASU 2013-02 requires entities to present, either on the face of the statement where net income is presented or as a separate disclosure in the notes, the effect on the respective line items of net income for items required to be reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income to net income in its entirety in the same reporting period. For other amounts that are not required to be reclassified in its entirety to net income in the same reporting period, an entity is required to cross-reference to other required disclosures that provide additional details about those amounts. The Company does not anticipate that the adoption of this amendment, which is effective for the Company for the fiscal year beginning on November 1, 2013, will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.


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Trademarks
Aquaform ® , Avaira ® , Biofinity ® and Proclear ® are registered trademarks of The Cooper Companies, Inc., its affiliates and/or subsidiaries. MyDay™ and PC Technology™ are trademarks of The Cooper Companies, Inc., its affiliates and/or subsidiaries.

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk
Most of our operations outside the United States have their local currency as their functional currency. We are exposed to risks caused by changes in foreign exchange, principally our British pound sterling, euro, Japanese yen, Danish krone, Swedish krona, Australian dollar and Canadian dollar-denominated debt and receivables, and from operations in foreign currencies. We have taken steps to minimize our balance sheet exposure. Although we may enter into foreign exchange agreements with financial institutions to reduce our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency values relative to our debt or receivables obligations, these hedging transactions do not eliminate that risk entirely. We are also exposed to risks associated with changes in interest rates, as the interest rate on our Credit Agreement may vary with the Eurodollar rate. We have decreased this interest rate risk by hedging a significant portion of variable rate debt effectively converting it to fixed rate debt for varying periods through December 2014. For additional detail, see Item 1A. Risk Factors and Note 1 and Note 10 to the consolidated financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, and Note 10 in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 31, 2013 .
On May 31, 2012, we entered into an amendment to our senior unsecured revolving Credit Agreement. The aggregate commitment was increased to $1.0 billion from $750.0 million. This facility offers additional availability, lower interest rates and extends the maturity date to May 31, 2017, from January 12, 2016. In addition, we have the ability to increase the facility by up to an additional $500.0 million. KeyBank led the refinancing with certain banks that participated in the Credit Agreement retaining or increasing their participation.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
The Company has established and currently maintains disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that material information required to be disclosed in its reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission and that any material information relating to the Company is recorded, processed, summarized and reported to its principal officers to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving desired control objectives. In reaching a reasonable level of assurance, management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.
In conjunction with the close of each fiscal quarter, the Company conducts a review and evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, based upon their evaluation as of July 31, 2013 , the end of the fiscal quarter covered in this report, concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.
As of July 31, 2013 , there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the Company’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Securities Litigation
On November 28, 2011, Harold Greenberg filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 4:11-cv-05697-YGR, against the following defendants: the Company; Robert S. Weiss, its President, Chief Executive Officer and a director; Eugene J. Midlock, its former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Albert G. White, III, its Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. On December 12, 2011, a second individual, Ross Wallen, filed a related complaint against the same defendants in the Northern District of California, Case No. 4:11-cv-06214-YGR. The Wallen complaint largely repeats the allegations in the Greenberg complaint. Greenberg and Wallen each sought to represent a class of persons who purchased the Company's common stock between March 4, 2011 and November 15, 2011.
On February 29, 2012, the court ordered the Greenberg and Wallen actions consolidated and appointed Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH as lead plaintiff. On May 4, 2012, the lead plaintiff filed a Consolidated Amended Complaint, which alleges that the Company, Robert S. Weiss and Eugene J. Midlock violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by, among other things, making misrepresentations with an intent to deceive investors concerning the safety of the Avaira ® Toric and Avaira Sphere contact lenses, which the Company recalled in 2011. On August 7, 2012, the Court heard argument on defendants' motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint. On January 7, 2013, the Court granted defendants' motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint, with leave to amend. On February 4, 2013, the lead plaintiff filed a Second Consolidated Amended Complaint, which again alleges that the Company, Robert S. Weiss and Eugene J. Midlock violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by, among other things, making misrepresentations with an intent to deceive investors concerning the 2011 recall of Avaira contact lenses. The Second Consolidated Amended Complaint seeks unspecified damages on behalf of a purported class of persons who purchased the Company's common stock between August 19, 2011 and November 15, 2011. On March 6, 2013, the defendants moved to dismiss the Second Consolidated Amended Complaint. On April 16, 2013 the Court heard argument on defendants' motion to dismiss the Second Consolidated Amended Complaint. On May 31, 2013, the Court granted defendants' motion to dismiss the Second Consolidated Amended Complaint without leave to amend and entered final judgment in favor of defendants. Plaintiff did not file a notice of appeal within the time prescribed by law.
Derivative Litigation
On January 9, 2012, Joseph Operman filed a purported shareholder derivative complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 4:12-cv-00143-YGR, against members of the Company's board of directors. The derivative complaint seeks recovery on behalf of the Company, which is named as a “nominal defendant.” The derivative complaint purports to allege causes of action for breach of fiduciary duties and failure to exercise oversight responsibilities against all defendants and a cause of action for contribution against Mr. Weiss for alleged violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. On May 18, 2012, Operman filed an amended derivative complaint. The amended derivative complaint largely repeats the allegations of misrepresentations in the securities class action complaints described above, and includes allegations of false projections of future financial results. On June 13, 2013, Operman voluntarily moved the Court to dismiss the derivative action without prejudice. On July 24, 2013, after the Company's shareholders were provided with notice of the voluntary motion for dismissal and an opportunity to object, and no objections were received, the Court entered a final order of dismissal in the derivative action.
Item 1A. Risk Factors
There have been no material changes in the Company’s risk factors from those disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended October 31, 2012.

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Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
The Company's share repurchase activity during the three month period ended July 31, 2013 , was as follows:
Period
 
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
 
Average
Price Paid
Per Share
 
Total Number of
Shares Purchased